The sales of the new EA DICE shooter Mirror's Edge are very bad. The game sales (first week sales) in Europe are round the 30,000 and not more.
F***ing dammit. And the 100000th WW2 FPS sells millions along with the next random Brain Age and of course, another military FPS plus another version of the yearly released sports games.
Supply and Demand over New and Creative it seems in this buisness. This game just did not appeal to me not to mention its being crushed by a large number of awaited titles..it really does not have a snowballs chance at success.
This just goes to show that many many gamers are willing to play the same types of games over and over again. Why step outside the comfort zone to see whats on the other side of gaming and the real innovating genres that are being written? I think Littlebigplanet and now Mirrors Edge could be much larger blockbusters if more gamers would step outside the box and experience some real innovation in the gaming industry
new and creative doesn't mean good. Mirrors Edge just isn't all that fun, at the end of the day that's all that matters in a video game.
I really couldn't get into the demo...Could've been because it felt like it was over in 30 seconds though...not enough playtime to get a good feel...See Burnout Paradise's demo
Totally agree! I've really been enjoying this game, so this is really bad news.. Really hope it has long legs! Uncharted had a REALLY slow first week, but had long legs, and has, by now sold almost 2 mill....
We can add Mirrors edge to the brilliant but undersold gems along with Okami, Ico, SotC, Suikoden, Heavenly Sword and Psychonauts. There are a lot more as well but I will be getting this game for sure.
wow, those other game are much better than mirrors edge. I wouldn't lump it with those. Edit: You added Heavenly Sword now, which like Mirrors Edge is good, but not classic.
You may not like the game but I know people who hate Ico and Okami thinking they were "stupid" but it is a little gem not perfect but it is something new and different to other games out there.
@ lucreto i'm pretty sure u won't regret mirror's edge. u clearly have good taste, and although it is kinda short, it is just plain awesome, something truly different to play this year. ^^
@Lucreto Don't forget Valkyria Chronicles.That game deserves better sales
@Steven Colbert Yes Valkyria Chronicles should also be on the list. bubbles @kazuma Thanks for the complement bubbles Okay I think we need to make a list here of the gaming Gems please point others that I have forgotten. So far Okami, Ico, SotC, Suikoden 1,2,3 and 5, Heavenly Sword, Psychonauts, Valkyria Chronicles, Grandia 1 and 2, Jade Cocoon, Beyond Good and Evil, Little Big planet, (sales not as high as expected so it will join the list)
Mirror's Edge is indeed joining the list of underrated classics. Sure, it's rather flawed and a light package for people that want multiplayer in every darn game. The control has some issues and those expecting gunz blazing action will be diappointed. But seriously, how many military shooters one can take? I just can't understand the people that love to play shooter after shooter. Hopefully US sales will be better. Thanks for all the replies.
to above with respect, I would not include Suikoden 3 and 5. also, I think gandia made decent sales. It was in several systems including Dreamcast and playstaiton 2. Other than the the list is leggit.
@MK_Red I totally agree with you there are too much shooters in general and the mass gamer market keep buy them. @Dread Why not Suikoden 3 and 5 are both excellent games it my second favourite favourite series. Only Okami is higher. Grandia has been on other systems but it is still a brillent RPG and I want to play it again or remade. They don't make games like Grandia anymore. As for my list I have all of them except Suikoden 3. I watched hours of video walkthroughs on Youtube.
There is no reason to buy this game. Very easy to finish the game in an evening or two. Plus, there is no replay ability and no multiplayer. Why spend $60 for this game when there are so, so many other new titles out there that will offer much more bang for the buck.
It's an FPS.....without guns.....but people shoot at you. Not fun.
lol. Game sales really don't follow quality these days do they?
unique, but meh.
the demo hooked me, but I would pay 19,99$ for the number of hours this game offers. Maybe 29,99$ if it had multiplayer.
It's the most overhyped and overscored game of the year. It's basically trial & error gameplay with unresponsive controls and no freedom at all. If you don't follow the intended on-rails route you die. Takes 6 hours to complete then it's useless. No multiplayer. All you have left is 'Race mode', which sucks. Reviewers need to take less bribes. Banjo deserves the scores Mirror's Edge got so much more. Most underrated game this year. Once you learn the basics it's impossible to put down.
Word I complained about its gameplay mechanics and the whole premise way back when some trailers were shown. Got a lot of flak from the so called "GAMERS". It can be a nice tech demo, the shooting is kinda added at the last moment and all u have to do is run. These guys, DICE could have made a good Minority report game. But no one wants to play track and field for $60 bucks.
:P LittleBigPlanet - Great game low sales. But the sales of Mirrors Edge are really bad...
Well, creative and innovative games that don't follow the FPS or Wii casual craze and have artistic design and stylish look don't sell anymore. Wanna sell? Make a gritty military shooter. Innovative free running and innovative sackboy awesomeness don't sell in today's market.
I agree with you MK. I have LBP (my personal game of the year) and i'm definitely plan on getting Mirrors Edge and the revamped Prince of Persia when it comes out. Seems like if it isn't a shooter or have some type of "brand name" then the game will have a hard time selling. That's a real shame.
mirrors edge, not so great. Little Big Planet is selling well though, despite not being marketed all that well its looking to sell a few million copies.
Have you played Mirror's Edge or are you just repeating what reviewers are saying? If so, what's the name of the first "boss" you have to chase over the rooftops?
Nevermind. Must've been tired when I wrote it. Google rocks! Mirror's Edge seems innovative until you play it. It's basically Track & Field mixed with the trial and error gameplay of Dragon's Lair, but with a glossy exterior. "Wanna sell? Make a gritty military shooter." Hour of Victory and Turning Point: Fall of Liberty are two of the worst 360 games ever made. I don't think they sold that well either. On the other hand, DICE's last effort, Bad Company deserved all the sales it could get. Not because it was a gritty military shooter but because it was good. Original and artistic don't mean sh*t if the gameplay stinks.
That's great. This game doesn't deserve great sales. It was a very disappointing game. Ask silogon, he speaks the truth about this game.
Opinions are not truth
Maybe he also likes eating stale bread. That doesn't mean it's good. I certainly don't enjoy eating it.
To be honest, I didn't really expect Mirrors Edge to sell that much, but I am interested to see how much it sold in the U.S. on the 360 and PS3 in November's NPD. I think that it might sell like 250K on the 360 and maybe 200K on the PS3 in the U.S. for November, but not much more than that. Plus, most Single Player games aren't usually the fastest selling games anyways unless it's a Single Player RPG like Fallout 3 with TONS of content or a Single Player game with more hype or something.
I don't know anybody who enjoyed playing the demo. Unless you rate games solely on being unique, this game just isn't all that.
I actually loved the demo. It was both fun and unique. The rush you get when you get everything flowing well is great. The action i didn't really care for based off the demo but then again that's not what i was interested in the game to begin with. It reminds me of portal in way. Minimal combat with heavy emphasis on platforming/puzzle solving. I definitely got the feeling of it being a unique experience.
I loved the demo but the full game was very disappointing. In the demo you never experience the 'where am I supposed to go now?' moments that the full experience offers every 20 seconds. Take the wrong route or wait to long and you get shot and die. Trying to use the 'b' button for guidance will just confuse you more. So you repeat the same stage until you know exactly where to go. That's what kills the game completely. You never feel that you can get better at it since it's more or less impossible to find the right route on your first try.
I don't care. I bought it and I'm really enjoying it. It's something different - like MK said, not another boring shooter. I really love the art direction and the gameplay, once you "get it" is awesome. I love replaying a chapter after I've figured out what I'm supposed to do and where to run. The second time around is always more fun as you can really get into the flow.
Source vgchartz, need i say more?
...That's awful. I'm still buying the game regardless.
Its a good one Ulti-Juuk
Love how I get two disagrees for saying I'm buying the game. I may love the PS3 but I'm a gamer. I liked it so I'm getting it.
"...That's awful. I'm still buying the game regardless." What do you mean your still buying it? and whats awfull ? Let me get this straigh if more people are buying it then its a no brainer and you will buy it for sure? Lemming much ?
Um...DUDE. Let me clarify this. I meant that it's awful that the game would sell less copies (providing those numbers are true) because it's a great game. I didn't imply it was awful and then said I would buy it.
the game is way too short
I bought Mirrors Edge.Currently enjoying it.I don't care for sales.
Unfortunately, the company responsible for making sequels does care about sales. I really want the game to sell well because frankly it has a lot of potential for a sequel, too. Mission editor, anyone?
I've bought this month Resistance, Valk and LBP. My wallet cries. But I surely buy Mirror's Edge in December. I hope it's just slow start for it. Innovation is needed in game market.
@hay Thank you for getting Valkyria.I really hope it sells better by the end of the year
@Steve: No need to thank me, the game did it all by itself giving me a lot of great time spent playing it.
Didn't you just say you didn't care about sale?
Just too many good games out at the moment. Im interested in Mirrors Edge its just not top of my list. Will get round to it eventually
More to do with timing i think. I was looking forward to this myself and havent bought it due to the amount of other games i've still got to play. Only on act 2 of Gears and havent even started Resistance yet.
Sorry source is vgchartz.com
The game is awesome. The time trial mode is like crack and insanely fun. To everyone that says it is too short: wtf is wrong with you people. Seems like the perfect length and after hearing everyone saying it was short, I have to admit it was longer than I was expecting. Not every game needs to be 12-15 hours long. *eye roll* This is one of the best games of 2008, simply put. Although its all just a matter of preference. For example, I thought Fallout 3 is one of the most boring games and extremely lacking polish.
This is actually a good game, I can't believe its not selling better, perhaps sales will pick up in the following weeks? I was addicted to CoD4, i've played all the CoD games to be honest. I'm not a fps addict, but I do enjoy them and am playing Bioshock as well at the moment. Mirrors Edge is different from the rest of the FPS games out there, its got innovative game play, and because its so different, i'm really enjoying it. Its sad that a game like this, that takes a risk to further advance the gaming genre, doesn't get the sales it deserves. At this rate, publishers will end up just doing sequels, generic sports and driving games, and your bog-standard FPS. The gaming gems will then be few and far between.
gamers just like to shoot people
i love this game, so unique, innovative. it realy is a shame to see it being brushed aside for generic games.
oops, double post. anyway, you're right on.. i wish more gamers appreciated variety and more unique games :/ though i still love games like cod4 also.. but what really makes gaming great are those one in a million (well not quite) games like Mirror's Edge, SotC, Bioshock, LBP etc.
It should have released during a less crowded time. Putting a game like this out during the same period as stuff like Gears 2,World at War, Resistance 2, Fable 2, and LBP is just asking for problems. A game like this would have been better served during those summer drought periods.
have you noticed most of those games have a 2 or some number at the end of it, says it all really.
sure it is unique and different, but that doesn't make it a good game. Not fun or enjoyable and doesn't have a lasting appeal more than a few days
It's gonna sell much better in the US. I see the damn commercial every 2 seconds, and the commercial is pretty damn slick(both the footage and the music). I'm guessing like 400K units on the 360 and 250K on the PS3. Definitely combined over half a mil.
Sorry i wasn't going to touch this game because of EA's involvement. i figured it would be buggy. I am very content with gears 2 at the moment, if only they would speed up the match making thing i would be in paradise.
I actually didn't like the demo at first, but after trying it once again I suddenly started to see the environment in a different way. I literally started to see the flow of things. I don't like the gun combat, but we'll see if there's a way around that (much like MGS4). The art direction and music are great, btw. EA and DICE took a big chance with this title, so i'll support it.
i agree with you... despite it might not sell that good but i got my copy regardless. and there might be ppl who discriminate the game but i personally enjoy it a lot. the overall experience is great to me. especially when you progress further into the game its pretty enjoyable. i do look forward to it if they come out with a sequel. i'll support it for sure and i am sure they would make it a much better experience than what it already offer now.
I mean it's a bold decision, but essential for the game. It's not meant to be fun or convenient to use the guns. I think that's great. If she was an expert with guns it would defeat the whole running idea. The player could just disarm one attacker and "head-shoot" the others with the gun...
prized gaming gems that go down as overlooked this gen. Sad really, I have a friend that wants a system now because of the game. Apparently everyone likes generic games these days... part of the plague that is making me lose interest and faith in this industry!
people like unique games if they have fun playing them.
Fun is a subjective, by case thing though. Something that might be fun to me might not be fun to you. I personally find accounting boring but i know people who absolutely LOVE it as their job.